BEND, OR -- Mt. Bachelor officials say below-average snowfall and a diminishing snowpack will force them to close for the season this weekend. The resort had planned to remain open through May 24, but now says it will shut down this Sunday, following its annual BrewSki Beer Festival.
The start of Bend's iconic Pole Pedal Paddle
relay is slated for Mt. Bachelor on May 16. Race organizers say that will still happen; however, the Nordic portion
of the race is at risk. An announcement on the fate of the skiing legs of this year's PPP is expected late Tuesday.
Photo: Mt. Bachelor Pine Marten Lift 05/05/2015